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Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,500
Posted By old2wheeler
Thumb Vic Wuz Heer!

Well, pretty much on schedule, Friday Aug 1 around 15:00 hrs. he cruised into the driveway. You know that picture of all the gear looking' all shiny and clean? Well, he looked like he and the gear...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,779
Posted By old2wheeler
The rain is more likely in the afternoon, so...

The rain is more likely in the afternoon, so don't make the mistake I made by enjoying a leisurely breakfast before leaving the pavement. Start early, and carry a small compressor so you can lower...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 69,806
Posted By old2wheeler
Thumb Thanks for the ride.

As someone closer in age to Papa than to you, I'll just say "I can "see" his smile every time you ride this amazing tribute!

Maybe someone more skilled in making smilies than I could make one...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 37,612
Posted By old2wheeler
It is good to 450 degrees F. Average MC exhaust...

It is good to 450 degrees F. Average MC exhaust tempo is 600+ degrees F.

:kboom
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By old2wheeler
Thumb Are we in Kansas, Toto?

Scott, thanks for the nice words... Wish we had been able to talk while you were here. Well, then that leaves it undone and a talk for some other time.

I have no knowledge of 36, and by now you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By old2wheeler
Eek Motorcyclists stranded in Boise City OK

Just got an email from a couple on a BMW stranded in Boise City OK (48 miles north of Dalhart TX). They are 200 miles S.E. of my town (La Veta, CO). I am wondering if there are any ADV members...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-07-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By old2wheeler
Eek Motorcyclists stranded in Boise City OK

Just got an email from a couple on a BMW stranded in Boise City OK (48 miles north of Dalhart TX). They are 200 miles S.E. of my town (La Veta, CO). I am wondering if there are any ADV members...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
Laugh lessons

Those are the lessons we really learn!
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
Thumb Seems like as elegant solution! Thanks! RE:...

Seems like as elegant solution! Thanks!

RE: the above step: If one used a drill press and held the panel down firmly, that would seem safest.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
Cry Awhhh, man that sucks...

Jim,
So sorry to hear the terrible news! I'm 100 miles south of you, but if there is anything I can do, let me know.
Rod
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
For working on the bike, try rolling a wheel up...

For working on the bike, try rolling a wheel up onto a board, then it is much easier to get the center stand under the bike. Start with the thinnest board (e.g.: a piece of 1/4 inch plywood), and if...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
Wow!

My sincere thanks to each contributor and to Dr E for an amazing undertaking!!:clap
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 69,806
Posted By old2wheeler
Wow!

Backdrifter,
Awesome gets tossed around these days like a new football on Christmas day; I won't use the word, but I am in awe of what you have done here. I've been with you the whole way, just...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 946,305
Posted By old2wheeler
NO. The continuity check light will only...

NO.

The continuity check light will only test continuity. You can not use it on a live circuit. You can test a fuse with it, but you must remove the fuse first. With a multimeter set on dc volts...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
Brick?! Are you kidding? That's a Motion Pro...

Brick?! Are you kidding? That's a Motion Pro super lightweight kiln dried Redwood 4 X 4!!:rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
I took some pictures and numbered them this...

I took some pictures and numbered them this morning; they are at http://s1208.beta.photobucket.com/user/Old2wheeler/library/TA Rack
Send me an email (rodhouse at mac dot com) if you can't see them....
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
I went out to the garage and measured mine. I...

I went out to the garage and measured mine. I have the one Happy Trails sells and there is 5 &1/2 " between the stock luggage rack and the inside of the side rack on the muffler side. If you use...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,062
Posted By old2wheeler
:ear

:ear
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,062
Posted By old2wheeler
Puke What a year it's been, eh?

Glad you're feelin' like yur back, Gwen! Just start with a word or two and the rest will flow...

Best wishes,

Rod:ear
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,367
Posted By old2wheeler
Thumb I've had the same experience with my Topeak...

I've had the same experience with my Topeak digital gauge, though I'm unsure of the number of years. All Topeak's products seem to be equally well made and long-lasting. Most bang for the fairly...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
My understanding is that the output is 310Watts...

My understanding is that the output is 310Watts and the bike uses 255Watts. Thus you have 55 "Spare" Watts. Shoganai uses a CPAP also, and rides a k1100 RS, but she is up on how to do it. I believe...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
RE: Mark's bike to be for sale...

For anyone out there not familiar with mas335 (Mark), I bought a TA from him last April... It looked like the one coming up for sale but had 24k miles. It was and is like I bought a new bike, in both...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
I put the Givi crashguards on mine... Not a big...

I put the Givi crashguards on mine... Not a big problem. You will need a longer through bolt where the guard bolts to the engine mount. I bought a bunch of 'em in stronger than the standard hardware...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
:wave:wave:waveA MERRY TRANSALP Christmas to all,...

:wave:wave:waveA MERRY TRANSALP Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!:wave:wave:wave
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 69,806
Posted By old2wheeler
understatement!!!!!!!!!!

"Pretty good."

Uuummm, I'd give it an "approaching motorcycle porn!" rating. Beeeu-teee-ful! Yea, you've made it so purty, that nut will HAVE to go...

:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,437
Posted By old2wheeler
The "red mist" only diminishes me...

The "red mist" only diminishes me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,437
Posted By old2wheeler
yup, that's it...

Good thoughts! That part is the muscle memory I was talkin' 'bout,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,437
Posted By old2wheeler
Really good thoughts on the red haze! Great name...

Really good thoughts on the red haze! Great name fer it too.

Re op's only having a second which wasn't enough time to react... That made me think: what I came up with is "muscle memory." From my...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,866
Posted By old2wheeler
Plus 1!

Plus 1!
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,866
Posted By old2wheeler
Wink works

Put a bicycle tube (+/- 16 inch or so) in the space between the rim and the bead and inflate it lightly; inflate the tire; deflate the tire slightly; remove the bicycle tube. Done.
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,571
Posted By old2wheeler
I love my Scottoiler, and their guarantee of two...

I love my Scottoiler, and their guarantee of two years resulted in a new breather tube and check valve which arrived from scotland in a matter of about five days! Great company and excellent product....
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,652
Posted By old2wheeler
Puke 5 cents

Although we have cheap fuel here, you might want to check the math on that 5 cent thing...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,652
Posted By old2wheeler
OK, went to the link. It's a promotion site for...

OK, went to the link. It's a promotion site for E85. It seems to consist of one David Virtue whose education credentials consist of "David Virtue's Education
Univ. of Hartford". Give me a hint here,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,652
Posted By old2wheeler
If you're ever over this way, in Trinidad and...

If you're ever over this way, in Trinidad and Pueblo are Konvenience Korner stations that only sell NON ETHANOL. I buy cans of it when I'm in either town and ONLY use it in my motorcycles, and try to...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,630
Posted By old2wheeler
Actually this is the best bang for the buck; I...

Actually this is the best bang for the buck; I don't own the high $$ MotionPro, but I do own this:
http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Smart-Digital-Pressure-Gauge/dp/B000FIE4Q8 +/- .5 PSI.
And this one...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,794
Posted By old2wheeler
The parts list with pictures shows #1: as D2 LED...

The parts list with pictures shows #1: as D2 LED Light pod & #4: as 40 degree Fog lenses. Thus one would assume that the ones installed in the pod is the driving light and the "extra" ones are the...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,630
Posted By old2wheeler
Wasser? Huh? I never woulda guessed it was you,...

Wasser? Huh? I never woulda guessed it was you, Mark? Did Jim S. get in touch with you about a coffee roaster?

I was hopin' to get to Leadville, but the Celtic Festival is starting in La Veta and...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,630
Posted By old2wheeler
Save yer $$'s

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0468/
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,794
Posted By old2wheeler
Thumb :thumb:thumbGot mine this morning, got em figured...

:thumb:thumbGot mine this morning, got em figured out as far as mounting, though I may not get 'em installed until next week. Great service Deb & Don!!!!!!!:thumb:thumb
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,794
Posted By old2wheeler
In the second group...

Sounds great! Will be waiting for an email and then the lights... Thanks so much for the group buy.

Rod
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